EVT, WYTM to cover election night returns

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Local news media – The Elk Valley Times as well as WYTM 105.5 FM – will be covering election night results live from the Lincoln County Election Commission.

In The Times’ case, results will be sent out by way of the newspaper’s “breaking news” text alerts as well as twittered to followers and posted on the paper’s free website, www.elkvalleytimes.com.

“We’ll be working closely with the Lincoln County Election Commission to get returns out as quickly and clearly as possible,” said Lucy Williams of The Times. “We anticipate carrying the early vote as soon as it’s available and then following that with updated running totals throughout the evening.

“Precinct-by-precinct results for Lincoln County will be carried in next week’s edition,” she added.

Of course, the newspaper will also be following returns from other counties in regard to district races and state primaries, and periodically updating those figures throughout the night.

To sign up for The Times’ TextCaster service, you can visit our website at www.elkvalleytimes.com and click on the cell phone icon that’s on the dateline. From there, you’ll be prompted to make the selections as to which text alerts you would like to receive – “breaking news” alerts would include election night returns.

To receive tweets through The Times’ followers on Twitter, you can click on the “t” that’s also on the dateline at www.elkvalleytimes.com.

In addition to The Times, WYTM will also be covering election night returns live from the election commission – WYTM is at 105.5 FM. In addition, the local radio station will be streaming its broadcast online through its website at wytmfm.co.

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